(9 days left!) Be the first with a 200MP camera! Visit Samsung to reserve and gain $100 in Samsung credit!

SamMobile has affiliate and sponsored partnerships. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

Samsung fixed the Galaxy Fold and it may be out by the holiday season

Phone
By 

Last updated: July 3rd, 2019 at 09:04 UTC+02:00

Despite admitting that the Galaxy Fold’s launch had been rushed, Samsung mobile CEO DJ Koh didn’t say when the device would be released. He did mention that over 2,000 units were constantly being tested to ensure that there are no further problems after the relaunch. His comments were very much meant to dispel the rumors that Samsung had given up on the device.

A new report says that Samsung has now completed its two-month redesign of the Galaxy Fold to fix the screen failures. With mass production set to begin soon, the Galaxy Fold can now be expected to arrive in time for the holiday season.

Galaxy Fold may arrive before the holiday season

Citing people familiar with the matter, Bloomberg reports that Samsung is now in the final stages of producing a commercial version of the Galaxy Fold. However, it hasn’t pinned down a date yet to begin sales. The April 26 release was delayed because it wasn’t abundantly clear to many that peeling the protective layer on top of the display would cause it to break. The hinge gaps also didn’t provide adequate protection against foreign substances making their way inside.

The report says that this protective film has now been stretched to wrap around the entire foldable display. It flows into the outer bezels so that it’s impossible to peel off by hand. Samsung has also re-engineered the hinge. It’s now pushing slightly upward from the screen and is flush with the display.

This is to help the film stretch further when the phone is unfolded. This tension is what makes the film feel harder and a more natural part of the device instead of something like a screen protector. That’s what many reviewers mistook it for initially and just peeled it off. This added rigidity may also reduce the chance of a crease forming in the middle of the screen, a source mentions.

Samsung will reportedly be shipping major components for the Galaxy Fold such as the display and battery to a plant in Vietnam for assembly. The launch date is still being debated but it remains unlikely that the Galaxy Fold will be relaunched alongside the Galaxy Note 10 on August 7. Samsung hasn’t commented on this report.

The company would certainly want its marquee device of the year to be out before the lucrative holiday shopping season. So while it seemingly won’t be available in a few weeks time, it does seem like it’s not going to be too long before we can finally get our hands on the Galaxy Fold once again.

Source Phone Galaxy Fold
Load 13 comments

You might also like

Next Microsoft Surface Duo phone could feature Galaxy Z Fold-like design

According to a new report from Windows Central, the third-generation Microsoft Surface Duo smartphone could feature a foldable screen on the inside, a cover display on the outside, and a 180-degree hinge, similar to Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold series devices. Microsoft had reportedly finalized the design and specifications of the Surface Duo 3, which included […]

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 7 days ago

Galaxy Fold, Galaxy Z Fold 2 are getting November 2022 security update

After releasing the November 2022 security update to the Galaxy Z Flip 3, Galaxy Z Flip 4, Galaxy Z Fold 3, and the Galaxy Z Fold 4, Samsung has released the update to its first two generations of Galaxy Z Fold series devices. The update is rolling out in some European markets and is expected […]

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 2 months ago

Galaxy Fold, W21, and W22 got dropped to quarterly security updates

By now, you’re probably aware that the original Galaxy Fold, announced in April 2019, will not receive the new Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update. And speaking of firmware support, Samsung has now demoted the original Galaxy Fold and Galaxy Fold 5G, as well as the China Telecom-exclusive W21 5G and W22 5G, to quarterly […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 3 months ago

An important thing to know about OG Galaxy Fold software updates!

Samsung’s foldable phones have not been on the market for long. It was only three years ago when Samsung launched its first commercial foldable phone, the Galaxy Fold. The launch of the Galaxy Fold was not a smooth one – Samsung let some glaring design flaws slip through to the final product and eventually had […]

  • By Abhijeet Mishra
  • 3 months ago

Unhappy foldable phone customers in Poland might sue Samsung

A group of Polish Samsung customers is reportedly seeking to file a class action lawsuit against the company on account of the durability of its foldable phones. More than 1,100 Samsung Galaxy Fold and Flip series customers in Poland have brought their complaints to a Facebook group, where they shared the experiences they’ve had with […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 4 months ago

Original Galaxy Z Flip and Galaxy Fold are now getting the August 2022 security update

Now that the Galaxy Unpacked 2022 event is done, Samsung is switching its focus back to releasing software updates to its dozens of smartphones. The original Galaxy Fold and the Galaxy Z Flip are the latest Galaxy devices to get the August 2022 security update. Galaxy Fold and Galaxy Z Flip: Where is the August […]

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 6 months ago